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mayor rob ford calling into radio show and slamming obamacare. that's right. even a crack smoking mayor is blasting obamacare. >> as a person, i like president obama. i don't like his politics. i'm a conservative. i i would be a republican if i was down in the states. so i don't believe in all the public-funded, you know, healthcare and, because who is going to pay for it? we can't afford it what you guys are doing down there i can't get my head around it. it it's costing a fortune. i don't know where you are going to find the money except for the taxpayers' pockets. i think people are taxed to death. you know, i don't mind two tier healthcare if you like healthcare you pay for it i understand that. but, you know, and we have general healthcare up here or old hip we call it. but, it's going to cost a fortune for you guys to put in this obamacare. i don't see how the people are going to be able to afford it, to tell you the truth. >> mayor ford was invited to the radio show that talk about sports. urgent warning to computer users around the world. more than two million facebook, google a
policy. >> senate majority leader harry reid, a local tv interview talking obamacare. let's bring back our panel. syndicated columnist george will, kirsten powers columnist for the daily beast syndicated columnist and author of things that matter charles krauthammer. kirsten, i will start with you. how about the senate majority leader there? >> i don't know what he is talking about. i tried to follow his reasoning. >> he said he was right. what he said was true. >> i guess he is trying to say that your plans change from year to year but they don't really change from year to year. your premiums might go up a little. but they don't really change your plans. people's plans. i have talked about it before. my plan changed. it's an empirical fact that i had a plan and i liked it and i was happy with it. and i was told that i couldn't have it anymore because i have to have things to it that they said weren't in it. and pay more for something else that i didn't want. >> so, when you watched that is that an effort to -- is that a mistake or is that a coordinated effort to kind of muddy the wate
that is a treasure-trove for cybercriminals and identity thieves. further, the obamacare website interacts with the i.r.s. and social security administration databases thereby exposing americans to even greater risk of theft of their most private personal information. in their written testimony, these experts warn the following about the health care.gov website. quote, there are clear indicators that even basic security was not, not built into the healthcare.gov website, end quote. quote, the vast amount of healthcare.gov code also means asupplying industry standards, security practices is a task that can have no real chance of success. end quote. healthcare.gov, quote, creates massive opportunity for fraud, scams, deceptive trade practices, identity theft, and more, end quote. mr. speaker, these threats to american family finances prompted me to ask the panel of cybersecurity experts within, under obamacare, americans can seek compensation from the federal government for financial losses caused by use of healthcare.gov. in reply not one expert, not one indicated obamacare requires the federal govern
. what would you say, what are your thoughts on obamacare? and i ask because while generally when the bill was implement it we were all universally against it. i do think that lately our tone has been sounding like a witchhunt. because everyone kind of things that would be like a winning issue and everything like that but i'm not so convinced just yet and i'm curious about your thoughts on the. secondly, i was curious about what you think, what's been called in immediate the gop civil war. so while i applaud you for coming out and saying what you feel anything like that, i've been told as the republican chairman to tone it down, be friendly, show an image of unity. so i'm just -- >> who is telling you? who is telling you to tone it down? >> in party. we want to make sure that we look healthy spent live free or die. [laughter] spent there you go. amen to that. >> look, on your second question, not to get overdramatic, i'm not too fond of the term civil war when it comes to what's going on in the republican party. maybe it's because i lived through one, and so i don't, i don't -- on
the wall street journal today. obamacare mission accomplished. i will not go it -- go through it again for our viewers. this briefing, did you get that sense? guest: it was not, because they get a huge emphasis on, we still have a lot of work to do, this is by no means a perfect system, we have got it to where we wanted, but there are still a lot of things that need to be fixed. this is still an ongoing process to make this thing work better and better. they still it knowledge there are a lot of parts of the website they need to continue to work on. saying, yes, we did it, everything is great, and we will take off now. host: what is the measure of success to look at? guest: insurance companies, are they getting the accurate information they need in order to enroll people and give them their coverage, receive the payments from those getting subsidies, and that will be -- starting january 1, how many people will actually have insurance under this law, how may people are successful going to the doctor and paying the bills, insurance companies getting copayments and all of those things. we
association writers, you think the obamacare compensation is bad. the implication of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and is anyone stepping up to fix it? >> i'm not a big believer in blame. i'm a big believer -- and let me say what. i'm a union leader. i could easily say, this one, this one, this one. but if we're not rolling up her sleeves and actually engaging in this then we are in the same debate about who cares about kids. i care about kids. no, i care about kids. no, i care about kids. that's the debate we've been having during this period time. let me just say, this is what i think has happened. we get education policy by precedent. and i think the governor and the state chiefs were right about saying let's figure out a set of standards that are aligned to let kids know -- they move pretty fast about it. we were engaged within and brought a lot of teachers who critiqued the materials and things like that. this is what didn't happen. the public wasn't involved. parents were involved. the districts were involved. and so it felt like, because of the speed at which it went
questions. what are your thoughts on obamacare? [laughter] too many questions. i had to ask you three. >> i may need a couple hours. it is unraveling on its own effects. i was telling jonathan that i think it is not that government is inherently stupid, although that is a debatable point. [laughter] it is that they do not get the right incentives. the business would be run this way because you would be run out of business immediately. we have put into law perverse incentives. people who had cheap insurance no longer can buy that. it is what they could afford and that is the only way they had it. i was one of them. i used to have family coverage for five people, for $5,000. a $5,000 deductible. in obamacare, you can have a higher detectable and still pay $20,000 because there is a mandate built into it. the problem is the insurance company is never going to offer those policies again because they are told within a year, if you delay it for year, then in a year everyone will be forced to buy the new policies, which are more expensive. let's say you sell bread and you sell for a dollar a loaf,
on the minds of america right now, as they witness the utter disaster of a rollout of obamacare. as the gentleman knows, his constituents as well as mine, are faced with higher premiums, faced with the realization now that the president has broken a major promise. when he had said to the american people that they could keep their health care plans if they liked it. and we know now that wasn't true. so people are having to go and figure out what kind of plans are actually there for them. the administration has claimed this week the website is working just fine. we know good and well the back end of that website is not working just fine. i'm glad that people are able, maybe, to get on and see what's there. we don't really know because of the lack of transparency as to how successful the signups and enrollments are being. we do know, though, that most americans in the individual plan arena are facing higher premiums . those that have had to give up their plans are facing higher premiums, and plans that they don't necessarily choose that they are now forced to have because of the op
you'd do differently to give them a better shot. if you still don't like obamacare -- and i know you don't -- [laughter] -- even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how, exactly, you'd cut costs, and cover more people, and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for, not just what you're against. [applause] that way we can have a vigorous and meaningful debate. that's what the american people deserve. that's what the times demand. it's not enough anymore to just say we should just get our government out of the way and let the unfettered market take care of it -- for our experience tells us that's just not true. [applause] look, i've never believed that government can solve every problem or should -- and neither do you. we know that ultimately our strength is grounded in our people -- individuals out there, striving, working, making things happen. it depends on community, a rich and generous sense of community that's at the core of what happens at thearc here ever
of people that don't want to do anything obama wanted to do. >> they were right on obamacare. >> they were not right. >> by the way, did we mention in our segment that unemployment is down to 7%. >> the third quarter growth is up 7.6. it's the costoloest in seven years. do you know why it's 7%? >> tell me why. >> 11 million people now since the day president obama raised his right hand and said i do, i'll take the oath of office, 11 million americans left the work force and said i can't get a job. if you put them back into the number it's around 10 or 11%. >> where do you get the number 11 million people? >> from the numbers released today, bob. >> 91 million americans are not working. >> it's the costoloest -- lowest rate. >> you have obama condemning inequality after running the country for five years. that's like a citizen complaining of graffiti as he hold ace can of spray paint. >> added 20,000 jobs and construction added 30 jobs. >> this month under president obama and these are also at the bls.gov. go right there. 75% of all the jobs that president obama created -- he created 1.8 mi
to be an attempt to do something. by the way republicans are saying this is an attempt to distract from obamacare. >> it is a long-term interest of his. the one-- to put an idea on at againa is usually what a president does in the 8th year of his presidency, not in what are we, the 6th or something, 5th. so he should still be focus on things about which he has actual action items. rather than just putting something on the agenda. do that later in the term but because of the stagnation in washington and in congress, i think he's decided to just be a more rhetorical president. just on the one point about the income inequality. if are you talking about the top 1%, i agree with mark, there has been this ridiculous increase in wages, ridiculous compensation screams on wall street, a lot of the socialization of profit. privatization of profits, socialization of risk. but if you are talking about the top 20% or top 30%, there i think you have a structural problem that ed kated people have become really good at marrying other educated people and passing their advantages. and i don't think you can do much
-- enrollment surge or no enrollment surge, the next obamacare challenge is a big one. how will the white house make sure people with canceled policies get new coverage by january 1? at the rate sign-ups are going, even with the speedier and newly functioning obamacare website, there is a daft distance to peoplebefore for to five get coverage.ple thatr: it is unfortunate a few country there is people willing to sacrifice. i am talking about some white people. maybe republican, maybe democrats. it is both sides. if mandela is left in public, i'm going to make the trip to south africa and be proud of it. host: james, thanks for the call. warsaw, indiana, tricia. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. we canwanted to say that nelsonrn a lot from mandela's life. watching him struggle, watching him fight what he knew was right and being oppressed and being in prison and still holding onto what he knew was right, i think that is what we have to do in america. andave to take his example carry it through every country. for us, we need to do that with our government. we need to stand up for
at other rollout of obamacare, you understand that our underinvestment in technology in many cases cripples us. as we move toward common core. i was not one of the founders of the cob accept. but i will tell you this. i embrace it more more importantly my embraces of it. 72 fortunate of teachers embrace it. really only about 12% reject it. the teachers that studied it and thought about it and doing the preparatory work over the last intervening year since 2010 are getting it. and do believe that concentrating on fewer thing but going deeper concentrating on critical thinking is the right way go. i have to say additionally on this you have a legislative battle. you have a new legislative package. you have a new common core. you have a new evaluation system. indian people think they are drinking out of a fire host in connecticut. it's not easy. i think that has to be made clear. once we get through this. we're going to have a clear road of higher achievement in our schools. we'll get away from what i said earlier. the concept we simply have an obligation to distribute opportunity. and hold ou
, are abandoning him on health care? >> the questions regarding enrollment and implementation of obamacare has to do with a long- standing observation and a plan around it that we need young people to enroll. that is true regardless of polling data on the affordable care act. it was always going to be true. it was always going to be important. it was always the case, as i think we have discussed here in this room. younger people are more likely to wait to later stages of the enrollment process to enroll. this is part of a broader effort that we will be undertaking to make sure that americans around the country understand the advantages of having insurance and the need to have it and all of the options available to them. i will leave it to folks on the political side who have looked at that. we are in pretty stark disagreement with some of the polls, particularly on youth and the afford will care act. there are good polls and apples. -- and bad polls. >> is there a fear of debate? >> basically, the percentage of americans who want to repeal the affordable care act has not changed at all. i thi
to triple. >> even though private insurance companies are selling plans on the obamacare exchanges. doctors are ambivant as to whether they'll take the insurance. 44% of physicians plan on sitting out the first year. 33% are not sure if they'll participate. nationwide four in 10 physicians are still weighing their options. >> lower payments to first irnings, experts say is one way of making plan affordable. for patients that have insurance to pay doctors higher rates. they carry higher out of pocket costs, creating hurdles for the physicians. >> many insurance companies tell us they won't advice us of the deductible ahead of time so the doctor can't collect the deductible in advance. that means the doctor has to wait for the insurance company determination, has to bill the patient and hopes that the patients can pay us. >> that hope may not make financial sense when the drive to lower health care costs is putting pressure on the bottom line. >> the art world is converging on miami beach for an exhibit expected to attract 50,000. >> the snow is helping to put miami on the map as a global cul
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